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SCOTUS To Decide If Offensive Names Can Be Trademarked

The outcome of this case could affect the Washington Redskins in its trademark battle.
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In a First Amendment ruling that could give a boost to the Washington Redskins' legal battle over its name, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that the government can’t reject trademarks for being disparaging or offensive.

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